BJC: New Executive Order Shows Trump Wants to Politicize Churches

BJC: New Executive Order Shows Trump Wants to Politicize Churches

Written by Don Byrd This morning, on the National Day of Prayer, President Trump signed an Executive Order titled “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.” The measure addresses an important protection for houses of worship that Trump has consistently...
Are Our Churches Secular Now, Too?

Are Our Churches Secular Now, Too?

Written by Don Byrd In 2007, a federal court in Utah concluded, remarkably, that memorial crosses erected by the state highway patrol association on taxpayer land are not a violation of the separation of church and state because, as the court viewed it, a cross is not...
Louisiana “Pastor Protection” Bill Defeated in Committee

Louisiana “Pastor Protection” Bill Defeated in Committee

Written by Don Byrd A so-called “Pastor Protection Act,” which passed the Louisiana House earlier this year, was defeated in committee in the state’s Senate. Like other legislation¬†with the same name,¬†Louisiana’s HB 597 purported to shield...